Free Concert performed by the Cogdill Family will be held on Sunday, May 19, at 6:00 p.m. hosted by Wells Grove Baptist Church. All are welcome to come and enjoy the great music preformed by this tallented family. Wells Grove Church is located below the Macon Middle School on Wells Grove Road.
A Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 27, at 11:15 a.m. at the Veterans Park on 441S. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the the Fine Arts Center at Franklin High School. The public is invited to the American Legion Post 108 for a barbeque lunch after the ceremony.
Free Dinner will be held for Franklin Cancer Survivors on Thursday, May 23, 6:30 p.m. at Iotla Baptist Church on Iotla Baptist Church Road in Franklin. Pork tenderloin and country veggies with peach cobbler for dessert will be served compliments of the church. Stephanie Crabtree will be the guest speaker and the Iotla Baptist choir will provide entertainment. Free survivors T-shirts will be distributed. You must be a cancer survivor to attend and you may bring only one guest per person. RSVP is required or if you would like to volunteer to help, contact Shauna Maxson at (828)369-4216 or (828)332-0075.
Free Lunch at Franklin Covenant will be served on Saturday, May 25, at noon. The church is located at 265 Belleview Park Rd. in Franklin.
Franklin Bird Club will sponsor a bird walk led by naturalist, Jack Johnston at Queen Branch on May 17, 8 a.m. Queen Branch is off Highway 28, 7 miles north of Sanderstown Rd. on the left. On May 22 the Bird Club will hold its weekly bird walk along the Greenway led by Paula Gorgoglione. Meet at Salali Lane at 8 a.m. Parking is off Fox Ridge Road which is just south of Franklin Flea Market on Highlands Rd. For more information, call (828)524-5234 to sign up.
Grace Baptist Church Gospel Singing Featuring the Shining Pathway Quartet will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 6 p.m. The church is located at 143 Setser Branch Rd. For more information, call (828)369-2435.
Macon County Soccer Club will hold tryouts on May 21 and 23 for new teams in the Challenge Program and the NCYSA State Classic League. The Challenge Program will raise U11/U12 boys and U11/12 girls teams for the 2013-2014 season. Challenge is a travel league program that plays top teams throughout Western North Carolina. In the Classic League, the club will field teams in the U13 boys, U13 girls, U15 girls, and U18 girls age brackets for the fall 2013 season. The Classic league offers a higher level of competition and training for players aspiring to play in Middle School, High School and College. For more information, contact Randy Ruffner at (828)371-1686 or Matt Kolodzik at (828)713-2664.
Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild will meet on Monday, May 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church's Tartan Hall, 26 Church St., in Franklin. They will be holding a Quilting Flea Market. The public is invited to attend.
Macon County Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 16, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bloemsa Barn, 1145 Patton Rd., in Franklin. For ticket information call Matt Mason at (828)371-2531.
Grace Baptist Church Revival with Preacher Tommy Holden will be held on May 19 through May 22, Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Wednesday 7 p.m. The church is located at 143 Setser Branch Rd. Special music nightly by local churches. Everyone is invited to old fashion preaching, praying and singing. For more information, call (828)369-2435.
American Cancer Society Prevention Study-3 invites men and women, 30-65 years of age, who have never been diagnosed with cancer to join this historic study. The purpose of CPS-3 is to better understand factors that cause or prevent cancer. Enrollment takes place at Angel Medical Center. For more info, go to www.cps3franklinnc.org.
Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Ladies and Girls Banquet will be held on Friday, May 17, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Recording artist Susan West will present the theme “Heart to Heart.” Ladies and girls from 10 to 100 are invited to attend. No charge for admission but a love offering will be taken. In order to insure a reservation, call (706)746-2116, by Thursday, May 16, to register.
Community members are teaming up in the fight against synthetic Marijuana across the state of North Carolina. Everyone is welcome to come and attend their meetings and upcoming events. For more information and meeting times, call Cassady Ledford at (828)371-4267 or Adrian Martinez at (828)421-5897.
Rawmazing Potluck Dinner will be held on Friday, May 17, 6 p.m., at the UU Fellowship Hall, 89 Sierra Drive, in Franklin. Garden greens are here as well as a whole bunch of good raw garden veggies. Bring a dish as raw as you like. Coffee and tea will be provided. Family games will follow at 7 p.m. Bring your favorite card, dice, board game or learn one that someone else brings.
Macon County Youth Football and Cheer Signups will be held on Thursday, May 16, 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Building. Signup Fees for one child, $100; two children, $165; three children, $230; four children, $295. Fees include a $25 volunteer fee that is refundable if you volunteer at a game. All athletes will need to have a current physical turned in before the first game of the season. Bring a copy of the athlete’s birth certificate to signups.
Macon County Public Health will be offering a class about how to lighten up on sodium and help manage diabetes. Join Jessi Bassett, registered dietitian at Macon County Public Health for a live cooking demo and yummy dinner on Thursday, May 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn how the salt in your foods can make a difference in your blood sugar. Registration is required. Call Macon County Public Health for more information or to reserve your spot at (828)349-2425.
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